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Statement on the Release of Kyaw Htay Oo and Sean Turnell from Myanmar

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Governor Bill Richardson and the Richardson Center appreciate the release today of American Kyaw Htay Oo and Australian Sean Turnell, among others, from prison in Myanmar. The Richardson Center has worked closely with the family of Kyaw Htay Oo — his sister Lin Lin and his brother-in-law David — as well as Sean Turnell’s wife,Read the full article »

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Rescuing American in Myanmar, ex-New Mexico governor scores again

Monday, November 15, 2021

By Simon Lewis WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson helped free American Danny Fenster from a Myanmar prison on Monday, and the journalist’s release was the latest in Richardson’s long career of dealing with notorious dictators. The U.S.-diplomat-turned-freelance-fixer, who celebrated this 74th birthday on Monday, posted a photo on TwitterRead the full article »

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Danny Fenster Released to Governor Bill Richardson in Myanmar

 Governor Bill Richardson and the Richardson Center are thrilled to announce the release of American journalist Danny Fenster from prison in Myanmar. Danny and the Richardson team will be making their long journey home, through Qatar, over the next day and a half, and look forward to uniting Danny with his parents, Buddy and Rose,Read the full article »

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Governor Bill Richardson and Team Conclude Private Humanitarian Mission to Myanmar

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Governor Bill Richardson and a team from the Richardson Center for Global Engagement have just completed a private humanitarian mission to Myanmar.  “I have been a friend to the people of Myanmar for nearly 30 years,” said Governor Richardson, “and I came here at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Wunna Maung LwinRead the full article »

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Ex-US Ambassador to UN Bill Richardson Ends Myanmar Visit

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson has left Myanmar after finishing a private humanitarian mission in which he sought to boost the Southeast Asian country’s efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic and facilitate the delivery of aid. By Associated Press Nov. 4, 2021, at 8:36 p.m. By GRANT PECK, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP)Read the full article »

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The Richardson Center Supports Informal Learning and Skills-Building Opportunities in Rohingya Refugee Camps

Monday, January 4, 2021

Besides the ability to return to their homeland in Myanmar in safety and dignity, there are few aspirations that Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh want more than to be able to educate their children. Like so many persecuted minorities around the world, Rohingya see learning and skills-building opportunities as a critical component to a more hopefulRead the full article »

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Center’s Steve Ross in Asia Times: The world is failing the Rohingya

Monday, August 24, 2020

The brutality that began in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on August 25, 2017, marked a crescendo in a decades-long, state-led campaign of physical and structural violence, discriminatory policies and practices, and dehumanizing hate speech targeting the Rohingya. In just a few weeks, the Tatmadaw, as Myanmar’s military is known, murdered thousands of Rohingya civilians, torched hundreds of villages,Read the full article »

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Urban Farming: Supporting Rohingya Refugees’ Self-Sufficiency in Camps

Friday, March 6, 2020

Urban farming, including composting, food preservation, and waste management, has the potential to improve the lives of Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh camps. The Richardson Center for Global Engagement is helping Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar with an innovative program that uses creative partnerships between business owners, social entrepreneurs, UN agencies, and NGOs, to facilitateRead the full article »

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Asia Times: Center’s Steve Ross marks two years since the Rohingya exodus from Myanmar

Monday, August 26, 2019

To mark two years since the Rohingya exodus from Myanmar, Center’s Steve Ross calls for a continued focus on repatriation as the ultimate, if not immediate, goal and for guaranteeing Rohingya a stake in discussions about repatriation and their futures. Read the full piece <<here>> (Photo Credit: David Ewald)